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An online repository and discussion site for working papers on the relation of Catholic social teaching to economic life and thought.
 Catholic social teaching economy
It is the ultimate "gentleman's agreement". Rather than compete for females, male long-tailed manakins co-operate with their friends. The tropical birds pair up to perform a courtship song and dance, but the alpha male gets the girl every time. Meanwhile his "wingman" spends five years playing second fiddle. But he eventually inherits the mating site...

2009-02-15

 dance bird cooperation competition social Facebook evolution
We believe that contagious yawning indicates empathy. It indicates an appreciation of other people's behavioural and physiological state...

2007-09-10

 yawn empathy social
... may have identified a characteristic change that occurs as stress builds within a company: employees start talking directly to people they feel comfortable with, and stop sharing information more widely.

2009-06-22

 business communication social psychology e-mail stress clique crisis
Do you ever wonder where that paper money in your pocket has been, or where it will go next? This is the place to find out. All you need to do is enter the denomination, series, and serial number of any US dollar bill, and your current USA ZIP or Canadian Post Code in the box below.
 money tracking currency social
Swarm intelligence (SI) is a type of artificial intelligence based on the collective behavior of decentralized, self-organized systems.
 intelligence complexity group social artificial intelligence
A multi-agent system (MAS) is a system composed of multiple interacting intelligent agents. Multi-agent systems can be used to solve problems which are difficult or impossible for an individual agent or monolithic system to solve.
 intelligence complexity group social artificial intelligence
The ant colony optimization algorithm (ACO), is a probabilistic technique for solving computational problems which can be reduced to finding good paths through graphs.
 complexity group social artificial intelligence swarm ant evolution programming algorithm
Particle swarm optimization (PSO) is an algorithm modelled on swarm intelligence that finds a solution to an optimization problem in a search space, or model and predict social behavior in the presence of objectives.
 complexity group social artificial intelligence swarm algorithm
Once enlightened, so to speak, the freed prisoner would not want to return to the cave to free "his fellow bondsmen". Plato argues that he must be persuaded or compelled to do so. Another problem lies in the other prisoners not wanting to be freed: descending back into the cave would require that the freed prisoner's eyes adjust again, and for a time, he would be one of the ones identifying shapes on the wall. His poor...
 social control philosophy cave reality habit
Monkeys “imitate with a purpose”, matching their behaviour to others’ as a form of social learning, researchers have found. Such mimicry has previously been seen only in great apes – including humans and chimps – but now Italian researchers have recorded wonderful footage of the phenomenon in newborn rhesus macaques.

2006-09-05

 animal chimpanzee social imitation learning
The researchers discovered in their study that the bacteria’s game theory decision making process is far more advanced than the well-known game theory problem known as the Prisoner's Dilemma. Scientists studying how bacteria under stress collectively weigh and initiate different survival strategies say they have gained new insights into how humans make strategic decisions that affect their health, wealth and the fate of others in...

2009-12-08

 bacteria complexity intelligence network game theory mathematics decision fractal economy politics speed time social

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